In order to help a person with a drug or alcohol addiction before they hit ‘rock bottom’, it is important to be able to spot the signs and symptoms of addiction. In this blog, alcohol rehab experts Port of Call outline the signs of addiction to look out for, so that you are able to address the addiction problem, and help your loved one to get on the road to recovery.
Firstly, you should ask yourself if your loved one, friend, or colleague has changed behaviour-wise. Noticing any unusual habits or any changes in their appearance? Has something in particular triggered your suspicion about their possible addiction? These changes could be a sign that they are living a double life, fulfilled by substance abuse. If you find yourself second guessing your loved one, you could very well have discovered an addiction problem that they desperately need help with.
If you do notice suspicious changes in a loved one’s behaviours, habits or appearance, be sure not to ignore this, as changes are your intuitions are probably right. If you would like further advice before acting upon this, get in touch by calling 08000029010 today and we can talk you through the signs of alcoholism and signs of drug use.
Signs of alcoholism can include the following symptoms:
If you notice your loved one showing any of the following drug addiction symptoms then it may be time to help them seek that addiction support:
Physical signs of drug use
Psychological signs of drug use
Whether you are concerned about yourself, a family member, friend or loved one; if you’re in need of support and information about how to recognise drug or alcohol abuse symptoms, please contact Port of Call for free on 08000029010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Martin is our Founder and Chief Executive. Martin is himself in long term recovery and started Port of Call to help families navigate treatment options. In 2020 Martin will open Delamere Health Ltd, the UK’s first purpose built addiction treatment clinic.
We’re specialists in UK rehab options and can advise you on alcohol rehab in the North West, drug rehab in the North West and other addiction support services in the area.